Book ID: 84410
Volume 141: Stuessy, T., Veronika Mayer and Elvira Hörandl (eds.): Deep Morphology. Toward a Renaissance of Morphology in Plant Systematics. 2003. illus. XI, 326 p. gr8vo. Hardcover. (ISBN 978-3-906166-07-0/ ISSN 0080-0694)
How can we utilize morphological data in a more sophisticated andefficaceous way in plant systematics?This book provides some useful answers to this question. The chaptersare divided into three main sections dealing with Genetics and Development (chapters 2-5), Phylogenetic Analysis (chapters 6-8), andEcology and Adaptation (chapters 9-13), sandwiched between an intro-duction (chapter 1) and final overview (chapter 14).Contents: List of Authors; Preface; Introduction: Chapter 1. What ismorphology and why is it time for its renaissance in plant systematics?Anton Weber Genetics and Development: Chapter 2. The genetic dissectionof the stepwise evolution of morphological characters. Konrad Bachmannand Oliver Gailing. Chapter 3. Architectural effects on floral form andfunction: a review. Pamela K. Diggle. Chapter 4. Floral developmentalfeatures and molecular data in plant systematics. Peter Leins and Claudia Erbar. Chapter 5. Comparative morphology in relation to molecu-lar and phylogenetic systematics. Stefan Gleissberg. Phylogenetic Analy-sis: Chapter 6. Homology and character evolution. David M. Williams andChristopher J. Humphries. Chapter 7. What should a "complete" morpholo-gical phylogenetic analysis entail? Peter K. Endress. Chapter 8. Beyondmorphoclines and trends: the elements of diversity and the phylogeneticpatterning of morphology. Larry Hufford and Michelle McMahon. Ecologyand adaption: Chapter 9. Epicuticular waxes and vascular plant syste-matics: integrating micromorphological and chemical data. Wilhelm Barth-lott, Inge Theisen, Thomas Borsch and Christoph Neinhuis. Chapter 10.Toward a deeper understanding of sporoderm structure and function inpollen grains: the sporoderm. Michael Hesse. Chapter 11. Ecological adaptions and deep phylogenetic splits--evidence and questions from thesecondary xylem. Pieter Baas, Steven Jansen and Elisabeth A. Wheeler.Chapter 12. The potential of plant biomechanics in functional biologyand systematics. Thomas Speck, Nick Rowe, Laure Civeyrel, Regine Claßen-Bockhoff, Christoph Neinhuis and Hanns-Christof Spatz. Chapter 13. How abetter understanding of adaptions can yield better use of morphology inplant systematics: toward Eco-Evo-Devo. Thomas J. Givnish. Overview:Chapter 14. Morphological data in plant systematics.Tod F. Stuessy. Subject Index; Taxon Index.